In June 2020, Anti-Discrimination Centre “Memorial” secured release from temporary detention centre for foreign nationals of two natives of Ukraine, who for various reasons could not be expelled from the Russian Federation. Unfortunately, people like them continue to be deprived…
Russian Special Institutions for the Temporary Detention of Foreign Nationals (SITDFN): inhuman and degrading conditions
The topic of detention centers is important not just for Russia, since migrants are deemed “illegal” in many countries, and the unacceptable conditions of their detention remain an unresolved problem. In the key ruling in the case of Kim v. Russia, the ECHR noted violations of articles 3 and 5 of the European Convention. The Court obligated Russia to take general measures to establish regular judicial control over detention periods and improve detention conditions for prisoners in these centers.
Migrants who cannot be expelled during the pandemic must be released Many countries are starting to release people in custody at risk of contracting Covid-19. In Russia, attorneys and human rights defenders are calling for pretrial detention facilities and prisons…
The Third court of cassation of general jurisdiction (St.Petersburg) has ruled that the earlier decisions of the Kuybyshevsky district court and the St. Petersburg city court, as well as the decision of the deputy chairman of the St. Petersburg city…
Birth and death in Russian detention centres
Four beds are squeezed into a tiny room with dirty grey walls. There is hardly any space in the room. There’s also a shower and a toilet here, separated by a curtain. Sunlight illuminates the room through the bars. This…
Absurd court ruling: migrants allowed into Russia only to be arrested and deported for previous offense
On October 23, 2018 St. Petersburg city court rejected the legal complaint filed by lawyer Olga Tseitlina concerning earlier ruling by the Moscow district court of St. Petersburg on fining and expelling two citizens of Tajikistan, who had been accused…
UN CAT: The Anti-Discrimination Centre “Memorial” raised the issue of inhuman detention conditions of stateless and foreign citizens in SUVSIG
The Anti-Discrimination Centre “Memorial” was present at the 64th session of the UN Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and raised the issue of inhuman detention conditions of stateless and foreign citizens in SUVSIG….
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